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MEDIA RELEASE 11 September 2006

CWA members join the carbon trading revolution
In a first for the organisation the Country Women’s Association is joining forces with Easy Being Green in a campaign to massively reduce NSW and ACT greenhouse gas emissions.

A standard Climate Saver Pack from Easy Being Green contains six energy saving light globes and one AAA rated water-saving showerhead. These Packs, once installed, can save over one tonne of greenhouse gas pollution from entering earth’s atmosphere each year.

Households can also save $150 off both their annual electricity and water bill and an average of 21,000 litres of water each year, after installing these packs.

But the offer is set to last only until 30 September, after which the government scheme in its current form will be scraped.

Application forms to receive the packs are being mailed to 11,500 CWA members across NSW and the ACT this week. Forms can also be downloaded by any NSW and ACT residents from

CWA NSW State President, Judy Richardson, said members will need to get in fast because time was running out.

“Climate change is an issue that our members are interested in and we did not want them to miss out on the opportunity to participate in reducing the effects of climate change,” Mrs Richardson said.

“Our offer is simple: Fill in the form and sign it to receive free-of-charge a Climate Saver Pack from Easy Being Green worth about $100 at retail.

“In addition, for every valid form returned to Easy Being Green, our organisation will receive a $2 donation.

“This is a first for our organisation and we are proud to join forces with Easy Being Green to help Australian households save energy, water and money too. We urge our members to support Easy Being Green in its mission to offer environmentally sustainable and affordable solutions to help stop climate change,” she said.

Easy Being Green is amongst a limited number of organisations that are accredited to trade carbon credits on to energy companies to assist them in meeting mandatory emission targets set by the NSW Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme. In order to meet their targets, energy companies can purchase carbon credits from accredited providers like Easy Being Green.

Paul Gilding, CEO at Easy Being Green and former Executive Director of Greenpeace International, said because of scheme changes time is running out for this offer to reduce greenhouse pollution, which is the leading cause of global warming and climate change.

“The joint initiative will mean rural and regional householders won’t miss out on the offer.

“So far, Easy Being Green has given away over 250,000 packs. Our goal is to see that one million householders in NSW and the ACT install the packs before 2007 - equivalent to taking 300,000 cars off the road and saving 12 billion litres of water,” Gilding said.

Gilding said the current scheme in NSW is the only one in Australia and the only one of its kind in the world, as it allows householders to trade the pollution emissions they save.

Released for Easy Being Green by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations.
For further information please call Fiona Pennington or
Kim Larochelle on 02 9413 4244 or 0431 228850.

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